By Gary P Jackson
Unable to compete in the marketplace of ideas, democrats look to use the full power and weight of the federal government to place a boot on the neck of any and all who oppose them.
Let me start this by saying if you believe Barack Obama didn’t know about, and wasn’t behind the IRS assault on Conservative and Tea Party groups since he took office as President, you are a fool! I suggest you take time to learn his history of using Chicago thug tactics against his opponents.
When Obama ran for and became a state senator in Illinois, he used dirty tricks to have his opponents Alice Palmer, who also happened to be his longtime political mentor, and others, off the ballot, ultimately running unopposed for the democrat party nomination.
In 2004 when Obama ran for the U S Senate, he was losing badly in the primary to Blair Hull, a multi-millionaire securities trader. Obama had his buddies at the Chicago Tribune, who were backing his run, leaked the claim that Hull’s second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings.
From Discover the Networks:
Those records were under seal, but as The New York Times noted: “The Tribune reporter who wrote the original piece later acknowledged in print that the Obama camp had ‘worked aggressively behind the scenes’ to push the story.” Many people said Axelrod had “an even more significant role — that he leaked the initial story.”
Both Hull and his ex-wife opposed releasing their sealed divorce records, but they finally relented in response to the media’s hysteria — 18 days before the primary. Hull was forced to spend four minutes of a debate detailing the abuse allegation in his divorce papers, explaining that his ex-wife “kicked me in the leg and I hit her shin to try to get her to not continue to kick me.”
After having held a substantial lead just a month before the primary, Hull’s campaign collapsed with the chatter about his divorce. Obama sailed to the front of the pack and won the primary. Hull finished third with 10 percent of the vote.
Obama would use the very same tactic when it came time to run against his opponent, Republican incumbent Senator Jack Ryan, who was once married to actress Jeri Ryan. Again at Obama’s urging, the Tribune persuaded a democrat appointed judge in California to open the sealed divorce records of the Ryans.
As luck would have it, Obama’s opponent in the general election had also been divorced! Jack Ryan was tall, handsome, Catholic — and shared a name with one of Harrison Ford’s most popular onscreen characters! He went to Dartmouth, Harvard Law and Harvard Business School, made hundreds of millions of dollars as a partner at Goldman Sachs, and then, in his early 40s, left investment banking to teach at an inner city school on the South Side of Chicago.
Ryan would have walloped Obama in the Senate race. But at the request of — again — the Chicago Tribune, California Judge Robert Schnider unsealed the custody papers in Ryan’s divorce five years earlier from Hollywood starlet Jeri Lynn Ryan, the bombshell Borg on “Star Trek: Voyager.”
Jack Ryan had released his tax records. He had released his divorce records. But both he and his ex-wife sought to keep the custody records under seal to protect their son.
Amid the 400 pages of filings from the custody case, Jack Ryan claimed that his wife had had an affair, and she counterclaimed with the allegation that he had taken her to “sex clubs” in Paris, New York and New Orleans, which drove her to fall in love with another man….
Ryan had vehemently denied her allegations at the time, but it didn’t matter. The sex club allegations aired on “Entertainment Tonight,” “NBC Nightly News,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” and NBC’s “Today” show. CNN covered the story like it was the first moon landing….
Four days after Judge Schnider unsealed the custody records, Ryan dropped out of the race for the horror of (allegedly) propositioning his own wife and then taking “no” for an answer.
Alan Keyes stepped in as a last-minute Republican candidate.
And that’s how Obama became a U.S. senator. He destroyed both his Democratic primary opponent and his Republican general election opponent with salacious allegations about their personal lives taken from “sealed” court records.
If you haven’t, take time to read Discover the Network’s entire dossier on Obama. It documents his ties to murdering terrorists, communist radicals, and Muslim hate groups, and many, many more Anti-American activities. We first read this BEFORE the 2008 elections, which is why we were so vocal in our warnings against electing this Marxist Devil!
Of course our readers are well aware of the vicious tactics Obama and his hand picked thugs used to assault Governor Sarah Palin, and her staff, in a failed attempt to destroy her.
When Sarah Palin, already America’s best Governor [by any measure you want to use] and America’s most popular politician, with a sky high 93% approval rating, was chosen as John McCain’s running mate in 2008 Barack Obama and his campaign team were scared to death, and with good reason!
Sarah Palin was a well known figure to many of Obama’s top people. Pete Rouse, Obama’s Senate chief of staff [who would go on to fill that role, for a time, at the White House]is a native Alaskan, who …. despite having not lived in Alaska for decades, STILL votes absentee there.
We all remember Obama’s communication director, Communist Anita Dunn, who, while working out of the West Wing of the White House, told school children her favorite “philosopher” was murderous Chinese dictator Mao Zedond! As it happens Dunn was a member of democrat Tony Knowles’ failed campaign against Sarah Palin in the 2006 Alaska gubernatorial race. Dunn knew first hand what a force of nature Sarah Palin is.
The dirty tricks came early and often. We all remember the bogus “Troopergate” [or as Governor Palin calls it “Tasergate“]witch hunt against her. I won’t rehash all of that now, but what many may not know, but as CNN reported at the time, it was a call from none other than Barack Obama to the Alaska State Troopers Union, that turned the legitimate firing [actually reassignment that was refused]of an insubordinate AT WILL employee into a “gate” and a vicious assault on Governor Palin, that was discredited by independent investigator Timothy Petumenos before the ink was dry on the so-called “Branchflower Report” that claimed the Governor was “guilty.” [and published just 2 days before the presidential election]
At the same time this was going on Obama, through Pete Rouse, created something called the “Wasilla Project” made up of a group of Marxist democrat thugs including blogger Jeanne Devon, a nasty beast who had written under the name AKMuckraker at the left hate site Mud Flats, to protect her “good name” in the Anchorage business community. Devon is so evil she was outed by a DEMOCRAT legislator who was sick of her hate and lies! Devon was forced to close her business in Anchorage as a result of the negative publicity.
A radical subversive type named Phillip Munger headed the “Project” for Obama and Rouse and was likely the point man once Rouse was in the West Wing of the White House, and relaying orders for the next attacks on Governor Palin. The group included the aforementioned Devon, Shannyn Moore, Linda Biegel [the DNC’s “Office Blogger for Alaska“], Val Henning, Jessie Griffin, CNN stringer Dennis Zaki, and many others. If you are unfamiliar with all of this, search our files, or simply search Gogle or Bing for “Obama’s Alaska Mafia.” These thug’s exploit’s have been extensively reported.
The mission of this group during the presidential election was to put out lies about the Governor. A list emerged of books Sarah supposedly banned as Mayor of Wasilla. Problem was, these morons included books that hadn’t even been written yet! [when Sarah was Mayor] Democrats, being ignorant, ran with the list anyhow, as did their corrupt media partners. All sorts of wild stories and accusations surfaced from Obama’s little group of hand picked thugs. Many of those lies are believed to this day.
Though these thugs may have had some effect on the election, it was McCain’s piss poor campaign staff, and his decision to “suspend” his campaign, thus looking erratic, that gave Obama the election.
Of course, after the election Sarah Palin was even more wildly popular than before. She had become a true superstar. This REALLY scared Obama and his thugs!
As we all know, Obama then directed these Alaska thugs to develop a plan to destroy Governor Palin once and for all. As Palin was well known as a corruption buster, dating back to her earliest days on the Wasilla City Council, it was decided this bunch would exploit a loophole in Alaska’s ethics laws that left the Chief Executive and her staff unprotected from attacks through frivolous, and even fraudulent “ethics complaints.” They hoped to not only taint Governor Palin’s squeaky clean image as a corruption buster, but paralyze her government as well.
Again, I won’t rehash all of the details, we’ve written tens-of-thousands of words covering it all. The bottom line though, even though ALL of the complaints from these thugs, including those filed by [unbelievably] residents of other states, including Texas, and complaints filed under the names of cartoon and soap opera characters, I kid you not, were eventually thrown out, extensive damage was done to Governor Palin, her staff, and sadly, the people of Alaska.
Obama’s hand picked thugs cost the Alaskan people over $2 MILLION. Had Governor Palin stayed in office, estimates were these thugs could have cost Alaskan’s as much as $10 MILLION. It was this, and orders from Obama to Alaska democrat legislators to stop working with the Governor on anything, that led Governor Palin to put Alaska’s well-being above her own career, and resign from office.
Of course, unlike Obama’s other victims, Governor Palin didn’t lay down and die! As she famously put it, she wasn’t retreating, she was reloading. Today she is more powerful than even, and like in 2010 and 2012 is expected to be a major force in the 2014 elections.
This brings us to the ongoing assault by Obama’s IRS on Conservative and Tea Party groups. This illegal harassment which started almost as soon as the Tea Party was formed, had little effect in 2010 [which saw a Tea Party rout of both democrats and liberal Republicans] but definitely stopped Tea Party and other Conservative groups in 2012 from being able to advocate for the American way of life that is under assault by Obama and his democrat party.
Now, seeing the writing on the wall, that 2014 is looking like 2010, and democrats are going to be thrown out of offices at every level of government, there is a push by democrats for the IRS to step up their assault on the Tea Party and other groups who oppose the democrat party’s Anti-American agenda.
From The Hill:
Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races.
In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly. They are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but they’re concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.
One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle.
“If they’re claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then that’s what they should be doing,” said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. “If it’s to give them cover so they can do political activity, that’s abusing the tax code. And either side.”
Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, “Absolutely.”
“Both on the left and the right,” she said. “As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
She called the glut of political spending by self-described social welfare groups that qualify under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code “outrageous.”
Shaheen is in a good position now but could find herself embroiled in a tight campaign if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) challenges her.
Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.), the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent, said the IRS has jurisdiction over 501(c)(4) groups, as well as charities, which fall under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code and sometimes engage in quasi-political activity.
“That whole 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) [issue], those are IRS numbers. It is inherently an internal revenue matter,” he said. “There are two things you don’t want in political money, in the fundraising world and expenditure world. You don’t want secret money, and you don’t want unlimited money, and that’s what we have now.”
The law states that 501(c)(4) groups must be operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare, but the IRS has traditionally adopted a more lenient standard, said Paul S. Ryan, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center.
The IRS says social-welfare activity must be the primary activity of such groups. It gives them broad leeway by not classifying voter registration drives and even ads that criticize candidates as political activity.
Under new proposed regulations by the Treasury Department, the IRS would define voter registration, distributing voter guides and running ads that mention candidates as political activities.
It also proposed setting a bright-line limit for what percentage of groups’ activity would be allowed to fall into the category of candidate-related political activity.
If enacted, the regulations would, in effect, limit how much outside groups, such as Americans for Prosperity or League of Conservation Voters, could spend as a percentage of their budgets on the Senate races.
Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the Senate Democrats’ chief political strategist, called for the IRS to curb political spending by outside groups during a major speech on how to blunt the impact of conservative donors such as the Koch brothers.
“The Tea Party elites gained extraordinary influence by being able to funnel millions of dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government,” he said in remarks at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
“There are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies — we must redouble those efforts immediately,” he added.
Democrats, however, know they must tread carefully while pushing the IRS to act. Revelations that the tax agency had targeted conservative groups swelled into a major controversy last year. Congressional Republicans have grilled the Obama administration on why there have been no indictments nine months after the IRS news broke.
The Senate Finance Committee is in the middle of investigating whether IRS investigators acted with improper political motivations. The probe could be delayed, however, by the departure of the recent chairman, former Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), who was recently confirmed as the U.S. ambassador to China.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the incoming chairman of the Finance panel, has not yet fully merged his staff with the committee. A Wyden aide could not provide an update on the status of the investigation.
Republican lawmakers have pushed back strongly against the proposed IRS regulations.
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, has introduced legislation that would block the agency from implementing new rules until after the 2014 midterm election.
“The administration’s proposed rules openly target groups that are exercising their First Amendment rights. We cannot allow these draft regulations to go into effect,” he said in a statement.
“These regulations will put conservative groups out of business,” he later told Newsmax.
Read more here.
It’s interesting that democrats always scream about the Koch brothers, but neither they, nor their media allies ever mention communist billionaire George Soros, the self-proclaimed “Owner of the democrat party,” who funds hundreds of Anti-American groups, all who work in concert with the democrat party, despite the questionable legality of many of these co-ordinates efforts, and most of them enjoy full tax-exempt status from the IRS.
Oh, and the Koch brothers are nothing more than hard working, successful businessmen exercising the First Amendment rights. On the other hand, George Soros is a certified WWII Nazi Collaborator, who told CBS’ Steve Kroft in 1998 that he felt no guilt whatsoever about the people Nazis sent to the death camps. He said it’s what “built his character.”
Soros, who has used his money and power to overthrow governments around the world has been described as an economic terrorist. Soros is the one who “Broke the Bank of England” by shorting the British pound, with a $10 BILLION play that almost destroyed Great Britain’s economy. He’s been known to bet against the American dollar, repeatedly, for profit. His fingerprints are all over the economic collapse of 2007-2008.
Soros has made billions by betting against the Australian dollar and the Chinese yen and Market Watch reported in August of 2013 that Soros has bet $1.25 BILLION against the America stock market, hoping the S&P 500 will collapse.
Soros was convicted of insider trading in France in 2002, but has used his money and power to stay out of prison, by making appeal after appeal to the courts. The French government still has an outstanding arrest warrant for Soros.
There is an “arrest on sight” warrant for Soros out of Indonesia, after his attempt to overthrow the government by short selling bonds, and the government of Thailand is investigating Soros on the same charges. He’s been working to do the same in Italy and Sudan.
The legally dubious, and probably fraudulent indictment of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, by the International Criminal Court (ICC), on the warrant co-uttered by a private tribunal funded heavily by megaspeculator George Soros, once again recommends scrutiny of Soros.
One could go on for days about George Soros. He is the real life incarnation of Ernst Stavros Blowfled [the Bond character, and the head of SPECTRE, a group dedicated to overthrowing governments world wide for power and profit, as created by Ian Flemming] Soros is the very definition of evil, on a world wide scale. And his vile Anti-American groups enjoy tax-exempt status by the IRS.
He funds hundreds of Anti-American, pro-communist groups, all dedicated to overthrowing the Constitutional Republic of the United States, and most of them have full IRS tax-exempt status.
For a look at all of the groups Soros funds, and his agenda of global political and financial domination, David Horowitz’s Discover the Networks is a fantastic source of information.
Here’s another website that has the straight dope in Soros.
Many have talked about abolishing the IRS and this assault on American citizens, for exercising their RIGHT to free speech, while allowing an evil Anti-American thug to fund America’s demise through hundreds of groups granted tax-exempt status by the same IRS. A while back I proposed a plan that would make the IRS inconsequential to the lives of the American people, and end most of the corruption in the federal government. It’s time for folks to take a serious look and these reforms I proposed and make some noise:
In closing, it should be remembered that one of the charges in the Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon that were being drawn up prior to his resignation, was his use of the IRS to attack political rivals. More proof the IRS needs to be neutered or abolished, and people, like Obama, his operatives, including some IRS officials, belong and prison.
We spend a lot of time bitching about this vile, corrupt, completely lawless federal government. Friends it’s time to stop bitching and do something about it. Politicians in BOTH parties must be made to answer for all of this. It is time for real action.
It’s time for REAL change!